ON BEING HELD AS CRYPTIC – NON SPEAKING ORDER PASSED BY APPELLATE AUTHORITY (UNDER PASSPORT ACT) BY HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AND ORDERED TO DECIDE THE APPEAL FOR RENEWAL OF PASSPORT IN FOUR WEEKS AFRESH, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OPTED TO RE-ISSUE PASSPORT TO AUSTRIAN RESIDENT SATWINDER SINGH

CASE LAW  Satwinder Singh versus Union of India, CWP no. 12345 of 2018, order dated 14.01.2019 Mr. Navkiran Singh, Advocate for the petitioner Facts of the case: Satwinder Singh (petitioner) an Indian citizen who is permanently settled in Vienna (Austria) since 2003, during his stay at Vienna, Austria petitioner got charged and convicted for “Attempted Coercion”, due to which he had to remain behind the bars for 10 months, but since the petitioner was ultimately convicted for only a sentence...
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Right to Passport Extends to Under Trials Also

Right to Passport
RIGHT TO HAVE PASSPORT EXTENDS TO UNDERTRIALS ALSO During pendency of a criminal case the accused is presumed to be innocent until he is convicted, however passport authorities seldom share such liberal views and often continue to deny the right of citizens to obtain a passport during the undertrial period. The Constitution guarantees every Citizen the fundamental right to have a passport and the legislation has carefully drafted provisions of the Passport Act enumerating the limited pro...
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